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Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
today. after years of denials, lance armstrong has finally admitted to doping. now the attention turns to questions about why he chose to do it and the huge consequences he and others could face. nbc's anne thompson has been covering the lance armstrong saga for years. she's here with us in the studio tonight. anne, good evening. >> good evening, brian. you know, the decision to talk actually split the tight circle of advisers around lance armstrong, but those close to the former cyclist say over and over that this was armstrong's decision alone and not part of some big public relations plan. over the christmas holiday, they say, armstrong decided it was finally time to come clean. once a hero, lance armstrong is now by his own admission a liar. the cancer survivor built his mythic image on seven consecutive victories in the tour de france and vehement denials that his success was helped by performance-enhancing drugs. >> have you ever, ever, in the history of this race, used performance-enhancing drugs? >> absolutely not. never. not once. >> how many times do i have to say it? >> we h
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Jan 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> and the lance armstrong saga. he admitsz to years of doping in tonight's oprah interview. bob costas will be here to talk to us about the confession, the fallout, and all those he attacks during the way. >> and chelsea clinton reports on a life story changing lives for thousands of girls. >> it makes them feel special, makes them feel they can get over things. >> plus, the mother of all basement hobbies, one that has to be seen to be believed. >> good evening and welcome to "rock center." tonight, we devote much of our broadcast to explosive accounts from members of the church of scientology. you'll get a look at the interview with a hollywood actor whose break from scientology. and you'll also hear from lawrence wright, whose controversial new book on the church "going clear" came out just today. he set out to understand why some members commit themselves so deeply to scientology. what he found adds a complicated, often troubling layer to our understanding of the church. harry smith has our report. >> reporter: why did you finally leave the church? >> i was ashamed of my own stupidi
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Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
>>> good morning to you. i'm richard lui. for the first time lance armstrong may be waking up with a clean conscience this morning after repeated denial in the face of accusations he was part of the history of doping schemes in sports. the seven-time tour de france champion has reportedly committed to using performance-enhancing drugs. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: according to the associated press, seven-time tour de france winner lance armstrong has admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his famed cycling career. armstrong reportedly made the admission with a taped interview with oprah winfrey in his hometown of austin, texas. following the interview opera tweeted, just wrapped with lance armstrong. he came ready. last year he was stripped of his seven tour titles and banned for life following a report from the u.s. anti-doping agency, a report that labeled armstrong as the mastermind of a, quote, systematic, sustained and highly professionalized team-run doping conspiracy. nbc news has learned that in a conversation the 41-year-old armstrong said,
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST
much. >>> coming up, lance armstrong comes clean on oprah. did you see it? now what his former teammates are saying about his confession. >>> and a health care for pablo sandoval. the diagnosis, coming up. >>> i guess you could say it's mixed reaction surrounding lance armstrong, last night's televised confession, finally admitting for the most part he cheated and took drugs during his cycling career. >> and chris clackum shows some of that reaction is coming from those who knew him best. >> reporter: in his own words. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: lance armstrong admitting to oprah winfrey he did use performance enhancing drugs to win his tour de france titles. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: an admission that armstrong denied for more than a decade, including under oath in the 2005 deposition. >> never taken drugs. >> reporter: for years, armstrong viciously attacked those who claimed he was lying. including fo
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Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
. our report tonight from nbc's anne thompson. >> reporter: in rapid-fire succession, lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey the devastating truth. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: he showed little remorse during the 90-minute interview on own, even add he admitted lying again and again. >> i view this situation as one big lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: armstrong owned up to his cheating, but dodged questions about who helped, and what the u.s. anti-doping agency called the most sophisticated doping program sports has ever seen. >> it did not even feel wrong? >> no. scary. >> reporter: the answers did not impress these ride-to-recovery cyclists. >> apologies once you get caught don't mean a lot. >> reporter: wounded veterans who love the sport. >> i think he's given a black eye but black eyes go away. >> reporter: jonathan vaughters rode with armstrong. on his first tour win. he say
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Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
. another story now, about a lie. tonight, lance armstrong's fall from grace entered a new chapter, admission for the first time, the world heard armstrong come clean, admitting to years of disception. it was gripping to watch this interview tonight. a lot of people are now asking what is his motivation in finally admitting the truth here? >> yeah, absolutely. he is one of the most famous athletes in the world and for millions an inspirational cancer survivor that built a movement around his comeback after beating the disease. armstrong admits that years of accusations against him are true. he lied. >> a one word answer. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance in. >> yes. >> after years of denial, he admitted that he used performance-enhancing drugs. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> it's an admission that he has spent more than a decade denying. >> not once. >> even under oath in a 2005 deposition. >> i have never taken drugs. i have used this situation as one big lie. t
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Jan 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
rumors swirl around lance armstrong. will he or won't he admit to doping in the next few weeks with an interview with oprah winfrey? what some are expecting him to say. >>> if so, this is very high on the richter scale for awfulness. >> the first portrait of the duchess of cambridge has led to a wide range of opinions. we'll let you know what the duchess herself has to say. >>> and we're watching quickly cooling temperatures. freeze warnings up and down the bay area from the north bay into the santa clara valley. 40s outside now, but you will be surprised by just how quickly our temperatures reach freezing tonight. i'll have the details in your forecast coming up. >>> the murder of michelle le in the east bay last year is now in the national spotlight. for the first time on "dateline," gisele esteban answered questions from investigators about that killing, and now le's family is speaking out about the gripping evidence revealed in the case. our stephanie trang has that story. >> you really just want to go into the screen and grab her and protect her. >> reporter: the final mom
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> reporter: after years of denials, stein file tour de france winner lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey he did use performance-enhancing drugs. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: it's an admission armstrong had spent more than a decade denying. >> i've used this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: those who have followed armstrong say tonight's admission is self-serving. >> i believe that he is completely insincere except for this, he is starting to repair his own brand. >> reporter: a brand that was loss millions in endorsements after armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. on thursday, the international olympic committee stripped armstrong of the bronze medal he won during the 2000 sidney olympics. >> i'll spend the rest of my life trying to earn back trust and apologize to people. >> reporter: accolades gone for a sports icon now coming clean. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and a quick programming note, this morning on the "today" show, exclu
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
. the families will move in in the last few weeks of april. >>> next at 5:00, a different side to lance armstrong. why the disgraced cyclist became emotional in part two of his interview with oprah winfrey. >>> and we will show you what notre dame linebacker manti teo is saying. >> there are some dangerous continues today for the beach and a preview of the maverick surf contest. >>> good evening, we talked about the high surf all week. today the surf got up to about ten feet. expect it to crest by 20, 30 feet by tomorrow and warm conditions. we will talk more about how warm it will be for your sunday coming up. >>> on the eve of the maverick surf contest, dangerous surf and strong riptides are forcing surfers out of the water. a number of surfers were caught in the riptides this afternoon and the coast guard responded to the scene. monte francis is at ocean beach with an update. hopefully they're okay, monte. >> that is the good news. they are all okay. we have a car horn going off here, we apologize for that. total of six surfers, they got into some kind of distress here today. the good news, th
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Jan 19, 2013 12:35am PST
about. everyone, did you see oprah's interview, lance armstrong last night? [ cheers ] everybody is talking about this. a lot of people were saying that lance said all the right things in the interview, but he seemed to lack emotion. yeah, he didn't have a lot of energy. if only there was something he could take for that. [ laughter ] he'll figure it out. he'll figure it out. after their interview, oprah said that lance armstrong was honest and contrite about his doping. yeah. i'll believe it when i see it, said manti te'o. [ laughter ] we've been hearing a lot about this scandal from lance armstrong's teammates, his friends, investigators, and now we even heard from lance himself. but someone we haven't heard from is lance's bike. [ laughter ] so we here at "late night" got in touch with the bike and asked if he would do an interview. he said yes on the condition that we conceal his identity, so here now via satellite, "the late night" exclusive. lance armstrong's bike. bike? >> hi, jimmy. [ laughter ] thanks for having me on the show. >> jimmy: yeah. thank you for joining us. m
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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
in the making. did you watch lance armstrong interview? >> i have to say i did. and even though we all expected, we all thought we knew what we were going to hear, when you heard those blunt answers to direct questions, it was still somewhat startling. >> a lot of people had been waiting to hear what armstrong would say, the disgraced cyclist using everything from human growth hormone to testosterone. maybe not the answer some people wanted to hear. >> for years, cyclist tyler hamilton, that man right there, accused armstrong of doping and he faced armstrong's fury as a result. we'll find out what he thinks after watching the interview. >>> later in the show, the question everyone is asking, can the livestrong charity go on? we'll ask the ceo. >>> have you noticed you didn't make quite as much as you did before the new year came? of course, you are not alone. what is behind this sudden cut in pay and give you ideas of what you could do to offset that loss. >>> the story we hope will bring a smile to your face. what folks in one city are doing to boost the spirits of random strangers. >> great s
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Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
a first-ever championship game. . lance armstrong gets ready to tell all to oprah later today. america's bravest on the move. soldier ride heads to florida. >>> now for stories making news across america. manhunt ended with gunfire inside a san diego movie theater. armed domestic suspect attempted to blend in with movie goers at a screening but was taken down with two shots after raising his gun to responding officers. the suspect is expected to survive. 40 military vets pedalled their way to a new therapy in the florida keys. they fwikd key west for the annual soldiers ride. they stopped at a dolphin research center to take a swim with the animals. folks in seattle gave themselves a record breaking snow day. 6,000 people used 160,000 pounds of snow to break the world record for the world's largest snowball fun. and people stripped down to boxers and briefs for no pants subway ride. in sports nfl playoffs, texans, tom brady passing for three touchdowns in 41-28 win over the texans. brady's 17th win in post-season play a new nfl record. a thriller in atlanta as the falcons were hot in t
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
late this afternoon, lance armstrong has confessed to doping. the associated press reporting that he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. this was done during a interview with oprah ra winfrey. he apologized to staff members of livestrong. he has stronged denied doping charges for the last several years. he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. the interview will air on thursday. >> and an update to a story we brought you a few weeks ago, today the national park service has painted gra fitty on one of it's own federal land marks. you will immediately recognize the message. it reads, peace, and freedom, welcome home on of the free indian land, in large red letters. that was first painted on the tower in 1969 when the prison closed and the native americans moved in for a two-year occupation. the water tower was refurbished, and a native american who was among the original occupiers helped to repaint the message. >> there was relief for commuters on the dunbarton bridge. toll lane 4 was reopened. the lane was closed from the beginning of th
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Jan 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
you. as always. >>> the associated press is quoting a source reporting tonight that lance armstrong has confessed to oprah winfrey in a three-hour interview taped today that he used performance-enhancing drugs. earlier today before the interview, he sat down with the people who work at the charity he founded, livestrong, to apologize to them. our report on all of it tonight from nbc's ron mott. >> reporter: today, after months of silence about whether he would address widespread speculation that he used performance-enhancing drugs, lance armstrong issued an apology to the cancer foundation he founded for what livestrong said was the stress they have endured because of him. the mea culpa happened before armstrong sat down with oprah winfrey for an interview set to air thursday, in which he is expected to offer an admission of some measure. >> he was a transcendent sports figure, bigger than the sport and it was because of the livestrong band, because of the bracelets and people overcoming cancer. and frankly, people at livestrong have been pressuring him for a while now. to minimize
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
is beautiful for the three-day weekend. >> it's good. >> thanks, jeff. >> just ahead, lance armstrong's admission sparked two of the former cycling star gets emotional. >>> tonight, labs armstrong part two. not much remorse in last night's interview with oprah winfrey, but we saw a different side tonight. he became emotional when he was asked how he told his children, five of them, that he lied about using performance enhancing drugs. >> i said don't defend me anymore. don't. >> the fallout from the interview is yet to be fully determined. armstrong says he wants to get back into competition and deserves another shot even if others don't agree. armstrong also said he's lost more than $75 million in endorsement money thib past year. >> we'll have more from the michael crabtree investigation as the 49ers arrive in atlanta and some giants news. we're rejoined next. >>> here in the comcast sportsnet news room. you can't talk about the 49ers tonight without mentioning the criminal investigation of michael crabtree for an alleged sexual assault. the headlines through the nfc championship ga
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
morning, welcome to today on a saturday morning. >> many people watching lance armstrong, on thursday when he sat down with oprah winfrey, they thought he didn't seem all that remorseful. he teared up when talking about his kids. >> do tears make the difference of how people will perceive this in the end? >> today, a cycling insider talked about his future. >>> we're also going to update you on that ost damage situation in algeria where hostages were taken. >>> then we'll look at the church of scientology and some of the roles it plays in hollywood. we'll ask the author of a new book that explores the relationship of sine technology and celebrities. >>> it's been a month now since we noticed the twinkies disappearing, but now there is a new treat that is stepping up. we want to begin with lance armstrong about years of doping and lying. last night he apologized to his kids and his fans. >> what do you say to those millions of people who belied. >> i say i understand your anger. your sense of betrayal. you supported me forever, through all of this, and you believed, and i lied to you. and i
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Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. according to reports, lance armstrong made this confession in an interview he taped with oprah winfrey, following an emotional meeting with staffers at the livestrong headquarters. remember, this is a guy who, for years, has denied this charge and who has been defiant with his critics. >> this raises a lot of questions. number one, will this confession do anything to improve his public standing? and, two, will he now face a new wave of lawsuits? is there a possibility of criminal charges? we'll get into all those issues straight ahead. >>> natalie wood, for decades we've been told she drowned but now there's new evidence that suggests she was bruised before she went into the water. what impact will that evidence have on that case? >>> and more with our rare interview with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. it's a candid interview. she talks about greets from her childhood. >>> author of da vinci code and "angels and demons," hundreds of millions of books in circulation around the world has a new book coming out this spring. what will it b
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
in the bay" the confession, part two. >> i said don't defend me anymore. >> lance armstrong gets emotional when discussing his kids coming to his defense. the story next. >>> this morning, waking up to lots of sunshine, beautiful sunrise over the city by the way. fantastic weekend, get out and enjoy and we have a spare the air alert as well. we'll detail your forecast coming up after this. >>> good morning, just a quarter after 7:00 this morning, looking live at the waves at ocean beach. if you head out to the beach today folks the weather will be perfect but the waves are dangerous so don't turn your back. >>> we saw a different side of lance armstrong during his interview last night with oprah winfrey. the disgraced cyclist became emotional as he talks about the role his children had in his coming clean about using performance-enhancing drugs. nbc's kurt gregory has more from the revealing interview. >> are you facing your demons? >> absolutely. >> reporter: on the second night of a revealing interview with oprah winfrey -- >> what do you say to those millions of people who believed? >>
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
clean. lance armstrong's confession and why his words might force him to put his money where his mouth is. >> we'll look at new courses available online at san jose state and some cliff notes about the fiscal cliff all ahead in business news. >>> let's look at the wind through san rafael this morning. traffic picking up earlier out there. mike has tabs on all of it for us. including some distractions that could hit your morning commute. more to come. >>> welcome back. a live look over san francisco. clear but also very cold. good news on the horizon. christina loren says it will get sunny today and it will warm up. hang in there and dress accordingly for the morning start. it's 6:11. >>> what's on the horizon for lance armstrong? the justice department now likely to join a lawsuit filed against armstrong by former teammate floyd landis. the lawsuit alleges that armstrong defrauded the u.s. government based on years of denying use of performance enhancing drugs. u.s. postal service was a longtime sponsor of armstrong's racing career. the deadline for the department to join that case is
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Jan 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
ahead, lance armstrong has plans to sit down with the queen of talk. and the rumors are already flying about what he might reveal. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> lance armstrong will reportedly admit to doping in a television interview next week. "usa today" reports armstrong is expected to come clean about his past drug use when interviewed on monday. the interview is scheduled to air thursday on own. armstrong has strongly denied doping charges in the past. he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles a month ago after the u.s. anti-doping agency released a detailed report. armstrong's representatives are not commenting on the reports about the oprah show. >>> and president barack obama spent part of his morning undergoing a fit
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Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
warmed up now? >> that's the kind of drama i like. >>> still ahead at 11:00, lance armstrong opens up about doping in an interview with oprah winfrey. we'll tell you why oprah says she got more than she bargained for. >> reporter: governor jerry brown comes to the south bay to tout what he believes will be the future of higher education. i'm bob redell. we'll take you live to san jose state for that story, coming up. >>> new this morning, after years of denial, lance armstrong has admitted to using performance enhancing drugs. oprah winfrey has confirmed this morning that armstrong came clean to had her about the use those drugs during their 2 1/2-hour interview yesterday. she said the cyclist was, quote, forthcoming as she questioned him about the doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven tour de france victories. the session was set to be broadcast on thursday but now winfrey says, because there's just so much material to sift through, it will run in two parts, part one on thursday, the second part friday. >>> governor jerry brown making his very first visit to the s
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Jan 17, 2013 11:00am PST
again. and this has nothing to do with the nudity ban in san francisco. lance armstrong now has to give something back after reportedly admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> coming up next, "30 rock" followed by "access hollywood live" and at 1:00 watch "days of our lives" here on nbc bay area. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> lance armstrong has now been stripped of his bronze medal from the 2000 sydney olympics because of his involvement in doping. >> no shocker here. officials say the ioc sent a letter to armstrong, asking him to return that medal. armstrong's interview is going to be with oprah scheduled to air tonight and tomorrow night on her own network. oprah
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Jan 15, 2013 4:30am PST
jersey signed by lance armstrong. >> it's a constant reminder of how it all began. >> reporter: in 2001 he fought testicular cancer. >> it was the tumor the size of a big cantaloupe. >> reporter: that's when a friend hand him armstrong's book. >> he was a big inspiration which thrilled us to no end because it made him fight for his life. he won. >> reporter: the couple met armstrong several times after raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for his organization. with his reported admission of doping today, they are conflicted. appreciative of what armstrong has done but struggle with him as a person comparing him to the likes of barry bonds. >> you can't take away what he's done with his name and helped the millions of people who have been diagnosed with cancers. >> shame on lance. in the same breath, congratulations to him for his fight with cancer and it's thanks to that we are where we are now. >> reporter: there's something else that turned him into the every day symbol of inspiration. when hammer met armstrong and his oncologist for the first time in 2001, he was 48 hours away fr
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Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
taibbi, nbc news, los angeles. >>> there is also more tonight on another storied athlete, lance armstrong, who called his use of performance-enhancing drugs one big lie. armstrong became emotional last night in the second part of his interview with oprah winfrey, but as nbc's anne thompson reports, it's also about what armstrong didn't say. >> reporter: control marked lance armstrong's career, punishing the competition in the tour de france, blatantly lying about his extensive use of performance-enhancing drugs. that control teetered in the second part of his exclusive interview with oprah winfrey, as the father of five described telling his children the truth. >> and i said, i want you to know that it's true. >> reporter: a confession motivated by his 13-year-old soon luke, defending him online. >> i told luke, i said -- i said, don't defend me anymore. >> reporter: in the hour-long show on own, armstrong said he raced clean when he returned to the tour in 2009 and 2010, something he says his ex-wife kristen made him promise to do. >> and i never would have betrayed that with her. >> rep
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
to those questions still remain very much a mystery. >>> he was once a sports icon, lance armstrong coming clean to oprah about using performance enhancing drugs. in an interview that has everyone talking this morning, armstrong says he never felt like he was cheating because so many cyclists were doing the same thing. >> i have this exercise where i kept hearing that i'm a drug cheat. i'm a cheat. i'm a cheater. i went and looked up the definition of cheat. the definition of cheat is to gain an advantage on a rival or foe that they don't have. i didn't view it that way. i viewed it as a level playing field. >> this morning on the "today" show matt lauer will talk exclusively with one of lance armstrong's former teammates and the "today" show will have an exclusive interview with the ceo of armstrong's livestrong foundation. the "today" show of course starts at 7:00 after "today in the bay." >> injured and attacked a lot of people along that lying road. a long recovery for him ahead. 6:12 right now. time for check a of the day's top stories. a film about the infamous b.a.r.t. shooting that
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am PST
's flight set out of san jose. >>> you may have seen lance armstrong confessing to using performance enhancing drugs with his interview with oprah. why he says he doesn't think he cheated. >>> welcome back. wanted to give you a live look of a bizarre situation that's under way in chicago. you're looking live at a cemetery there with authorities have begun exhuming the body of a chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery. they say this man died in july as he was about to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings. his death was initially ruled as a result of natural causes but a relative pressed for a much deeper look. that's what's going to happen now. the cook county medical examiner plans to conduct another autopsy all in an effort to figure out exactly how this lottery winner died. we'll continue to stay on this story to bring you the latest. it's 5:41 now. >>> washington getting ready for president obama's second inauguration. some of the hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to attend are already arriving. "today in the bay's" tracie potts is live o
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Jan 17, 2013 12:35am PST
juice. and -- [ laughter ] everybody's talking about this -- oprah's big interview with lance armstrong is tomorrow night. it's a pretty big deal. oprah said to get ready. she prepared 112 questions. yeah. first question was, "did you use steroids?" [ laughter ] the next 111 questions were, "oh, come on, you used steroids, right?" [ laughter ] "come on. did you? no? you can say it now." [ cheers and applause ] "you can say it now." now, they're saying lance may be forced to return the endorsement money he received from the u.s. postal service. i mean, seriously? i'm pretty sure the only group that's lied more than lance armstrong is the u.s. postal service. [ laughter and applause ] "oh, it'll be there in two to three days. don't worry about it." [ applause ] [ laughter ] why is it crushed? here's some political news. on sunday, the white house will hold a private swearing-in ceremony for president obama. [ cheers and applause ] not to be outdone, on sunday, republicans will hold a private swearing-at ceremony for president obama. [ laughter and applause ] this is big. tonight was the s
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
despicable vile human being to set foot on planet earth and i am so happy to have him. lance armstrong. >> hello, there, piers. i am excited to be here tonight to apologize to all the viewers out there who couldn't find the own network on their television. >> lance, in your interview with oprah, you did admit to using drugs, but a lot of people said that you showed no re force whatsoever. >> who said that? who? they're liars. >> lance, lance. >> you know, i am sorry. totally sorry. that was my fault. i accept full responsibility. even though you did provoke me, you know. so the blame is probably 70/30 on you, you know. also, i think a lot of the reason i just yelled is because of the cancer i had which is not an excuse. you know, i mean, unless you think it is. the most important thing is i never, ever
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Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
for watching, we will see you at 6:00. >>> on the broadcast tonight, he did it. lance armstrong comes clean after years of denials. now the consequences for him, for the cancer charity he founded, even the future of his sport at the olympics. >>> late word on the action the president plans to take on gun control tomorrow. >>> fighting the flu. what are the real odds of getting sick after getting the flu shot, which in some places is getting a lot harder to find. >>> and cashing out. an alarming number of americans draining the money they were saving for retirement to pay the bills right now. >>> also tonight, our inspiring "making a difference" report. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. shortly before air time tonight, we learned about what the president plans to announce rr
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Jan 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
was not enough. oprah winfrey's interview with lance armstrong will air in two parts on thursday. oprah described her 2 1/2 interview with armstrong. you see a picture from that interview. armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles because of doping which he denied for years. winfrey said armstrong confessed to taking performance-enhancing drugs during his record-breaking career. >> i went in prepared to have to dig and pull and reference. i didn't have to do that because he was pretty forthcoming. >> anti-doping officials want armstrong to confess under oath before considering lifting a lifetime sports ban against him. >>> henry is taking a look at the 49er buzz. >> absolutely. we're ready for some football. hut one, hut two. throw it to me. the 49ers have the bay area buzzing with excitement after laying a beatdown on the packers. coming up, we head out to santa clara, as mindi bach reports on what it's going to take for the red and gold to get back to the super bowl. >>> welcome back to nbc bay area. if you haven't jumped on the 49ers bandwagon by now, you better get a running s
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Jan 16, 2013 4:30am PST
is apparently not enough. oprah's interview with lance armstrong will air in two parts starting tomorrow. yesterday oprah described the two and a half hour interview with the disgraced former champ. armstrong was stripped of the seven toured france titles which he flat out denied for years. win friday said he confessed to taking performance enhancing drugs during his career. >> i went in prepared to have to dig, pull and reference. i didn't have to do that. he was pretty forthcoming. >> anti-doping officials want armstrong to admit his guilt under oath before considering whether to lift a lifetime sports ban against him. >> what will become of him now? >> a rare wildlife moment captured on video. still ahead, the whale migration off the california coast like you have never seen before. >> we have a wider look at the south bay and the approach coming up. >> announcer: you're watching "today in the bay." >> this is something you don't see often. a gray whale enjoying the journey as it migrates to baja. it was all caught on tape. the video captured during a whale watching excursion off dana
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Jan 17, 2013 4:30am PST
incensensitivity on behalf of t complex owners. >>> disgraced cycling legend lance armstrong finally coming clean on allegations of using performance enhancing drugs. armstrong all set to speak out during a taped interview he had with oprah winfrey. this one airs tonight and tomorrow night on winfrey's own network. armstrong admits using the drugs for years. the cyclist denied all along he ever used. last year he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles by the u.s. anti-doping agency. >>> new this morning we hear from leaders of fremont's hospital after it cut hundreds of jobs. in a statement released to nbc bay area, the hospital says it was hit hard by the economy. it says it eliminated unfilled positions and offered voluntary retirements and resignations before laying off 200 employees. some are questioning whether the cuts are legal because they were reportedly discussed behind closed doors. washington hospital gets funds from property taxes so it must follow the same public meeting laws as a city council. >>> it's 4:52 right now. if you like buzzer beaters, you're going to like this.
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
choices. >>> another medal gone. lance armstrong has been stripped from his bronze medal in the 2000 city olympics. the international olympic committee has sent a letter to armstrong to return the medal. armstrong admits to using steroids. for years, he denied the allegati allegations. last year he was stripped of seven tour de france titles. >>> it's a story generating so much buzz from notre dame university. was the star football player the victim or is he a fraud, making up a story about his leukemia stricken girlfriend at stanford. tonight, the player is choosing to keep a low profile. jay gray joins us. i know there was a lot of talk that this young man would speak to reporters today, but what happened? >> reporter: it hasn't happened to this point. we talked about a lot of stories, some of them strange. this may be the most bizarre. an outstanding player at notre dame, manti te'o. he was training for what is believed to be a fantastic pro clear. but focus has shifted to this bizarre and confusing fraud. manti te'o was an all-american heisman finalist two led after overachieving notr
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Jan 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
confessional interview with oprah, set to air tonight, the international olympic committee has asked lance armstrong to send back the bronze medal he won at the 2000 olympic games in sydney. he was stripped of his seven tour de france championships last year by the u.s. anti-doping agency. the head of the anti doping body said today armstrong should have already returned the olympic medal without having to be asked. >>> it's been nearly six months now since a gunman opened fire in the packed movie theater in aurora, colorado, killing 12 people, wounding 58 hours. tonight the theater is reopening for the first time. private ceremony for victims and first responders. it's not without controversy. it's being boycotted by some of the victims' families who say it's insensitive to reopen the theater at all. >>> and following the aurora massacre and the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut, the president is now trying to build public support for his sweeping plan to curb gun violence. and he will need it. our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, has our brand new p
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Jan 18, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> there's no word on who made the original call to the fbi. >>> a lot of people talking about lance armstrong's interview with oprah winfrey. the cyclist does oadmit he used performance enhancing drugs, he believes he was never cheating. >> i had this exercise that i'm a drug cheat. i'm a cheat. i'm a cheater. i went and looked up the definition of cheat. the definition of cheat is to gain an advantage on a rival or foe that they don't have. i didn't view it that way. i viewed it as a level playing field. >> as a grown man you don't need to look up the definition of cheating. this morning on the "today" show matt lauer will talk exclusively with one of armstrong's former teammates and the "today" show will have an exclusive interview with the livestrong foundation. >>> the second part of oprah's interview takes place tonight. >> he was kind of disconnected and cavalier as far as i'm concerned. >>> the new bay area exhibit opening today that will get you up close and personal with the sun. >> sounds good to me. plus how superstorm sandy was behind this scary escalator mishap. >> yike
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
, an alert from doctors about how things can go from bad to worse quickly. >>> paying the price. lance armstrong admits he did it and now they tally up the cost. >>> and the hidden danger exposed by that terrible hoax at notre dame and how many people find themselves caught up in something like it. >>> also, our friday night "making a difference" report. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, there's some sad news heading into this weekend for at least one american family. an american has been killed overseas. his death believed to be the result of a mission launched to free a large group of hostages who were taken at a bp natural gas complex. islamic militants took hostages at the facility in the sahara desert in algeria.
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
's rewriting his story. lance armstrong and an apology. >>> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center, we continue to track these dropping numbers already 36 in napa right now, the big chill there. 45 in san jose. all this cold weather has decreased our air quality. we'll talk more about how long this weather trend lasts coming up in a few minutes. >>> a tell-all to oprah. lance armstrong admitted to doping to oprah. he gave a limited confession about his use of performance enhancing drugs. the associated press is reporting the 41-year-old armstrong apologized to livestrong staffers for all the stress they've endured because of him. he left the cancer awareness campaign after doping allegations led to officials stripping him of his seven tour de france titles and banning him from all future races. the interview with armstrong will air this thursday on the own network. >>> let's turn things over to jess and talk about the next couple of days. >> a little bit. a warm-up is all relative, right? >> we'll have 60s coming our way and where it feels like 32 degrees right now at 6:43 c
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
, including lance armstrong's confession, can he repair his public image? >> some lo love going around there. >>> but let's begin this half hour with this incredible story, this hoax involving the top football player a at notre dame? nbc's john yang is in south bend this morning. john, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it does seem like -- or seemed like a story made for hollywood, a star football player here at north dame who leads his team to a spectacular season after overcoming terrible tragedy, the deaths of his grandmother and his girlfriend on the same day. but it turns out that's all it was, a story. manti te'o's story seemed destined to take its place alongside the legends of notre dame's storied football program. a star linebacker and heisman trophy finalist after an undefeated season that end ted national championship game. inspiring teammates and becoming a campus hero by triumphing over twin tragedies, the loss on the same day in september of his grandmother and his girlfriend who died after battling leukemia, a story he told on espn's "college game day" in o
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Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
for lance armstrong as he admits to doping. the toll it's taken on a bay area man who credit the cyclist with saving his life. >>> we take you live outside to san francisco for a look at the bay bridge. you can see traffic on the upper deck already in full effect. mike inouye will tell you about the roads. christina loren back to talk about weather. we'll have more coming up after this. >>> welcome back, everyone. a good tuesday morning to you. lit up by the port of oakland. changes in the forecast. we'll check them with meteorologist christina loren. it is 5:39. >>> a connecticut town now honoring a young teacher killed shielding her students in the newtown shooting massacre. the city council voting last night to name a new school building after victoria soto. her family says the honor will keep victoria's name alive forever. she was one of six staff members killed. soto grew up and went to high school in stratford. >>> the movie theater in aurora, colorado, where a gunman opened fire is set to reopen this weekend. survivors of the shooting and victims' family members will get a chance
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
hostage. >>> new this morning, the ioc stripping lance armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 sidney olympics because of his involvement in doping. officials close to the decision say the committee sent a letter to armstrong asking him to return that medal. armstrong's interview with oprah in which he reportedly admits to doping is scheduled to air tonight. >>> sports world buzzing about monti te'o. a tweet says everything will be explained at noon today. >>> it's not clear this morning whether te'o knew his online love wasn't a real person. >> scott mcgrew says fake people are all over the internet. >> a huge problem for internet companies. not just fake nigerian bankers looking for money or fake girlfriends but entire fake accounts on services like facebook where more than 80 million accounts may not be real people. that's facebook's own estimates. that's the population of egypt. fake profiles are a problem. they mislead twiadvertisers int thinking people are paying more attention to products than they are. >>> you remember last week we were talking about a new offer from walmart.
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Jan 16, 2013 2:05am PST
's hoping that he is going to turn his life around is lance armstrong. it's going to be fascinating to see what he actually does. >> he did an interview with oprah that was taped, and it's going air on thursday, and there are reports that they claim that he does admit to using performance-enhancing drugs. here's the interesting thing about it because i think -- again, we don't know what the interview says because we're just speculating, but some of the speculation is he says everybody was doing it, and it was a level playing field, and, therefore, i was doing it too. the thing about lance armstrong is for 15 years he said he wasn't. he sat in interviews over and over and said he didn't. he demonized the people that accused him of doing it. >> not sort of, he did. >> he sued newspapers that accused him of doing it, and he won. >> took millions of dollars. >> one of the things for some reason -- i don't know why this stuck in my craw so much, but it did. there was a nike commercial, okay, of reporters asking him what he was on. this was during the thick of it. just watch this commercial and
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
is the deadline for the justice department to join a lawsuit accusing lance armstrong of defrauding the u.s. government by denying he used performance enhancing drugs. the u.s. postal service was a long-time sponsor of armstrong's cycling team. still to come, a congresswoman wants to change hacking laws after the suicide death of a popular internet activist. >> the suicide of aaron swartz has people debating what's right and what's wrong. >> swartz took his life over the weekend. we mentioned in the past you can never point to a single cause for a suicide. certainly the charges he was facing in the hacking of computers at m.i.t. played a part. democratic congresswoman zoe lockran said it's time to update some of the hacking laws. a good number of people feel the federal government took vanl of poorly written or old laws to prosecute swartz for downloading academic papers without permission from a publically open network. lockran proposed the idea to change the law on reddit, the internet forum swartz helped create. originally swartz faced more than 30 years in jail. that had been reduced
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Jan 13, 2013 10:30am PST
's estate. why he's going on a crash diet. lance armstrong sitting down with oprah to admi
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
reporting lance armstrong has apologized to the livestrong staff. that happened today before his interview where he's going to come out and possibly apologize to oprah winfrey. armstrong telling the ap, quote, he is ready to speak candidly. that is when a reporter caught up with him during a sunday morning run. armstrong strongly denied the doping charges pressed against him and then he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles a few months ago after the u.s. anti doping agency released a detailed report. the oprah winfrey interview is set to air thursday. should be very interesting. >>> a first look at the torches for the 2014 prk winter games. that's right, the shapes there resembling feathers from a fire bird, which is a character from russian fairy tales. it's colored ready to match the shade used in traditional russian sports. and the torch is made out of a very lightweight aluminum, which will help all the runners stay fit and run smooth. the torch relay begins this october in this greece. it will end up in february 2014 in shoichi, russia. when we get back, the san jose sharks
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
's the first thing you see when you walk into bob's house, the yellow jersey signed by the man himself, lance armstrong. >> it's a constant reminder of how it all began. >> reporter: in 2001, he fought testicular cancer for the second time. overwhelmed by 26 rounds of chemotherapy. >> it was the tumor the size of a big cantaloupe. and a cucumber up his neck. >> it made him fight for his life. and he won. >> reporter: the couple met armstrong several times, after raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for his organization. but with his admission of doping today, they're conflicted. >> they treated people, maybe not the right way over time. but you can't take away what he's done with his name and helped the millions of people who have been diagnosed with cancer. >> shame on lance. but in the same breath, congratulations to him for, you know, his fight with cancer. and it's thanks to that we are where we are now. >> reporter: and it's something else that turned him into an everyday symbol of appreciation. when hammer met him in 2001, he was 48 hours away from having surgery that would prevent
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Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm PST
. welcome to "access hollywood". after years of denial lance armstrong admitted to oprah that yes he did in fact take performance enhancing drug during all 7 wins. >> he destroyed lives. his spin go far beyond cycling. >> the defines. that attitude. that arrogance. you can not deny it. you watch that clip. that's an air gapt pevrnlt i go like at this air gapt prick. >> he said it. >> his words not mine snrit we thought it. >> all right. most people would agree. over lying theme last nature oprah next chapter interview may have been controlled. >> might have been but oprah took most of that from him right at the beginning for opening line of questioning which only required lance to say yes or no. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance. >> yes. >> was one of those banned substances e p o. >> yes. >> in all 7 of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood doping. >> yes. >> in your opinion was it huma humanly possible to win the tour de france without doping? >> not in my opinion. >> great way to open from oprah. tak
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
's compelling evidence to the contrary. >>> oprah winfrey wasting no time getting lance armstrong's confession in an interview that aired last night. >> view the situation as one big l lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> it made a big impact on the ceo of live strong, the cancer awareness foundation co-founded by armstrong. a longtime friend of armstrong, he helped found it in 1997. he believed armstrong's doping denials until the anti-doping agency released its case report in october. he says the interview was very hard to watch. he's also hopeful. >> i have to watch it through the prism of the work of the foundation and through the resilience i've come to know from millions of cancer survivors. and at a certain level there was a little sense of relief because our organization today can finally move beyond this topic and this issue. >> he added while he knows there are challenges ahead, the mission is too important not to overcome the scandal. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, naked no longer. coming up, the tsa makes the call on those innovative body scanners at your local airports. >>> good
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Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> friday marked the 11th anniversary of the creation of guantanamo bay prison. >>> lance armstrong says he's ready to speak about doping allegations against him in his upcoming interview with oprah winfrey. the cyclist is taping the interview tomorrow and says he's ready to speak candidly. armstrong who is strongly denied the doping charges for years, was stripped of his seven tour de france titles a few months ago after the u.s. anti-doping agency released a detailed report. the interview with oprah is scheduled to air this thursday. >>> and just ahead, the stuff that left people a little puzzled as they rode public transportation in san francisco today. we'll explain. >>> here's a bit from president bill clinton at the award show tonight comparing "lincoln" to his experience in the white house. >> a tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided house of representatives. winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals. they had nothing to do with the big issue. i wouldn't know anything about that. >>> an apartment complex in san jose has been without hot water fo
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
. thank you very much, larry. >>> still ahead, what's next for lance armstrong. the potential legal trouble he could now be facing. >>> i'm janelle wang. the toughest gun control law in the nation. >>> violence in syria escalates. >>> san jose's interim police chief is set to take over in just a few days. coming e ining up, find out whas are his top priorities. >>> in just a few days, san jose's police department will be under new leadership. as we first told you on monday, larry esquivel will serve as acting chief. today we're hearing from him for the first time. nbc bay area's marianne favro is live from the police department with more. does he think he can make significant change in such short time? >> reporter: yes, he does, jess when it comes to morale. here's why. he really knows this department. he's been here 27 years. he rose up through the ranks and he knows what cops are dealing with out on the streets. in just a few days, larry esquivel will become san jose's new acting police chief. he has 27 years with the force. >> he has the respect of the rank and file. he came up t
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00am PST
winfrey's interview with lance armstrong will air in two parts beginning tomorrow. yesterday oprah described the two and a half hour interview with the disgraced former champ. armstrong was stripped of the seven toured france titles which he flat out denied for years. win friday said he confessed to taking performance enhancing drugs during his career. >> i went in prepared to have to >> anti-doping officials want armstrong to admit his guilt under oath before considering whether to lift a lifetime sports ban against him. >> the fall out continues on the doping scandal. a major league soccer stadium in kansas city has ended its partnership with his livestrong foundation. in a statement, management hinting the armstrong controversy played a role in the decision. but it was not the deciding factor. instead, the organization blaming the livestrong foundation for not meeting a financial agreement. the ugly chapters will continue to roll in for armstrong. >> he's certainly not on sports illustrated's new cover. we'll show you the man who is. why some say colin kaepernick's national expo
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